Adopt-a-Tree in Arlington

Want to help Arlington County’s public trees thrive through dry weather? Adopt-a-Tree near your home, on public property, or where you have access to water, to help keep our trees healthy and strong, and to grow our tree canopy.

Watering bags are installed for the watering season for newly-planted trees, up to 2 years after planting. 

The Trees and Shrub ordinance allows anyone to water a tree without permission. No request needs to be made to water a tree. If there is an issue with a watering bag, or if a newly-planted tree does not have a watering bag after June 1, please contact, and someone will investigate the issue.